Long story short, a Sharpie went through the wash (my clothes were perfectly fine), however when I took the cap off the Sharpie to inspect it, liquefied Sharpie flung onto my wall (I rent). Now I have three large, drippy looking marks on the wall and I have no idea how to get them off. Do you have any suggestions? Thanks in advance!
Hi Brenna –
Well I can tell you right now, I wouldn’t worry about the walls so much as the dog. Sharpies, otherwise known as “Wrinkle Dogs”, are excellent swimmers but don’t hold up well in washing machines I wouldn’t imagine. The fact that you have described your dog as “liquefied” alarms me but, I’ll attempt to answer your question.
Also, why was your Sharpie wearing a cap?
Hahahahah. I COULDN’T help myself. Obviously Brenna has had a problem with a Sharpie permanent marker, not a Shar-Pei. The dog breed. So Brenna has flung Sharpie magic marker all over her wall. Since her initial email, Brenna was kind enough to send me a picture of her mishap.
Taking all Ask Karen questions seriously, I immediately notified Brenna that the Sharpie marks on her wall look just like wiggling sperm. In the interest of science and Brenna’s Sharpie sperm I conducted an experiment on my very own white walls. This one’s for you Brenna …
I did my absolute best to replicate Brenna’s sperm marks. And now … in a matter of 30 seconds my wall looked like this.
Yes, Brenna, it was magic. In the form of an eraser. A Magic Eraser. That’s all you need to get the Sharpie off your walls.
And here … is video proof!
Magic Eraser VS Sharpie
Magic Eraser in one corner. Sperm shaped Sharpie in another.
That is soooooo like my sister. She’s the one wearing the painting clothes, looking smug in the background extolling the virtues of Windex. She’s allowed to look smug, ’cause she’s the one who taught us about the paint stick.
Notice that I kept flipping the Magic Eraser around so I was always working with a clean part of the sponge. Also, right after I finished cleaning the wall with the Magic Eraser, I rubbed over it with a damp sponge to clean up any residue. And that’s it. I am completely confident it’ll work for you!
And in case you’re wondering NO, I was not paid in any way by Magic Eraser to do this post. Although I wouldn’t pass it up if they offered. Oh God. I shouldn’t have used the word sperm so much. Magic Eraser people would never want to sponsor someone who says sperm all the time. I should have used the word “love wiggles”.
Good luck with your blue love wiggles Brenna!